from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tool held beneath a sheet of metal to resist the blows of a hammer and form a raised boss on the surface of the sheet.
  • n. In type-founding, the steel die or punch which makes the counter or unprinted part of the letter subsequently engraved on the punch. The first process in type-making is making the counter-punch.


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